Hubble

Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision inside Black Hole Jet

Hubble Spots Collisions and Cosmic Disarray At the Center of Black Hole

When it comes to high-speed collisions, nobody here on Earth has anything on black holes. Astronomers have witnessed a new first: two high-speed knots of matter colliding in a sort of rear-end impact. They saw this after creating a time-lapse video of a super-speed jet of plasma as it shot out of a supermassive black hole. The knots of matter were inside the black hole until it blasted them out-and into each other.
Nasty Star

Hubble Observes Unique Star Dubbed "Nasty"

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found surprising new clues about a large, fast aging star that has never been seen before in the Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so different that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1. This strange star may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars.
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